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of the military were sexually assaulted last year, that estimate from a new pentagon study released today. good evening. i'm jeffrey brown. >> suarez: and i'm ray suarez. on the newshour tonight, we examine the growing scandal, a problem president obama said he wouldn't tolerate. >> brown: then, as south korea's new leader visits the white house, we assess continuing tensions on the korean peninsula. >> suarez: spencer michels visits san francisco's exploratorium, a science and technology center with a hands- on approach that peaks the imaginations of children and adults alike. >> we know we have a good exhibit when the person laughs and turns around and says to anybody passing "hey, look at this!" that's a good exhibit. >> brown: how much are across- the-board federal spending cuts hitting programs around the country? we check in with public media colleagues in three states. >> suarez: and we have a story about preserving the nation's cultural identity, contained in millions of pieces of film, video, and audio gathered over more than 100 years. >> there's a belief among the younger generation
. but those forces, the pentagon says, were protecting the embassy in tripoli. he wanted jets overhead to scatter the attackers, but the pentagon says there was no time for that. the jets were too far away. today we'll hear from gregory hicks who argues if he had gotten the help he asked for, those last two deaths which happened much later in the attack, early in the morning, may have been prevented. also today at that hearing, some lawmakers questioning whether or not the panel that looked into this, that review board, actually got access to everyone who needed to talk about it to all of the documents. the board's chairs in a statement say they did, but there's skepticism here on capitol hill as that hearing gets under way today. dara? >> thanks, tracie. >>> president obamas the costs would be severe if the u.s. did not intervene in syria's civil war, but he says the answers won't come easy. >> my job is to constantly measure our humanitarian efforts in syria. >> the crisis has recently intensified. the white house also believes the government of bashar al assad and not syrian rebels
was the decision of the civilian in the pentagon, in the white house and some in the state department. and the way that the war played out that in the end the military became the save or your. and general petraeus ended up being the hero of the iraq war with the surge. the surge ended up being the military's solution to a catastrophe caused by civilians. and the military also, as the expression goes, drank its own kool-aid too much on iraq. so it came out thinking that it deserves all the resources it can get, it has the solution to the problem, it really doesn't need civilians, it definitely doesn't need diplomats, and it doesn't needy proposal si. and it thought that it has reinvented the ending of the war. so, you know, in world war world war ii you go to vietnam, you go to balkans, you go to varieties of wars around the world. you know, the war fighters fight the or wars, the diplomats end up negotiating the end. and when you look at the balkans or in vietnam, you know, kissinger, holbrooke were in charge. the military was providing them with muscles. so they could go to negotiations in paris
open the national day of prayer at the pentagon later this morning. protesters want the pentagon to withdraw its invitation because he teaches that marriage is only between a man and woman. a pentagon chaplain invites the chairman to speak every year and the defense department says they plan to keep that tradition. >>> coming up on 4:35. this morning federal investigators are looking into a possible human trafficking case in mclean, virginia. this incident happened at a compound owned by the kingdom of saudi arabia. our cameras were not welcome there yesterday. >> reporter: sir, do you know about what happened here last night with the with im? don't touch the camera, please. don't touch the camera. >> we were told that police were called to rescue two women inside the house tuesday night. one woman reportedly tried to escape by squeezing through a gap in the front gate. a spokesman for homeland security tells news4 officers did encounter two potential victims of trafficking and the investigation is ongoing. >>> an american man is facing 15 years of hard labor in north korea. kenn
the pentagon on the outside of the fifth floor. >> a day unlike any other in the long course of american history: a terrorist act of war against this country. president bush saying today that freedom has been attacked by... >> bush: make no mistake, the united states will hunt down and punish those responsible for these cowardly acts. >> clarke: president bush said to us in the basement of the white house on the night of 9/11, "you have everything you need." and that was true because, as soon as we went to the congress, they said, "just tell us what you need." blank check. >> narrator: the president was determined to spend whatever was necessary and do whatever was necessary to conduct a new kind of war. >> ashcroft: the president turned to me and said-- in my direction anyhow-- he said, "never let this happen again." >> townsend: i understood that to mean there was no end of the earth we weren't willing to go to, there was nothing we weren't willing to ask for, there was nobody we wouldn't work with. >> narrator: the key to the new war would be secrecy. >> cheney: we'd have to work thro
of the civilians in this pentagon and the white house and some in the state department and the way that the war played out, but in the and the military became the savior. general petraeus and that up being the hero of the iraq war and the surge in data being the military solution to a catastrophe caused by civilians. and the military as the expression goes they drink their own kool-aid too much. so they can help thinking that it deserves all the resources it can get. it has the solution to the problem. it really doesn't need civilians, definitely doesn't need diplomats and it doesn't need diplomacy. and it really has reinvented the ending of the war. so in a little more to you go to viet nam, you go to the balkans, the war around the world, a fight the war, the diplomats and negotiating and when you look at the balkans war in vietnam, and you know, kissinger and holbrook were in charge. the military was providing them with muscles so they could go to negotiations in paris or dayton with the backing of the military. in iraq there was no negotiated settlement. so general petraeus and his team and
of the military, so many that started with me stayed in for careers, this last week that headline says pentagon confirms may court-martial soldiers who share christian faith this article, may 1, by ken plakowski, said the pentagon has released a statement confirming that soldiers could be prosecuted for promoting their faith. quote, religious prossly tai tyization is not permitted proselitization is not allowed within the defense department. this report follows the brite bart news report on pentagon appointees meeting with anti-christian extremist mikey wine steyn to develop court-martial procedures to punish christians in the military who express or their share -- or share their faith. from our earlier report, he's head of the military freedom foundation. that's a misnomer. and says christians, including chaplains, sharing the gospel of jesus christ in the military are guilty of treason and of committing an act of spiritual rape as serious a crime as sexual assault. end quote. he also asserted that christians sharing their faith in the military are, quote, enemies of the constitution, unquote.
attack again. hackers threaten to strike. coming at the pentagon issued its sharpest criticism yet of the chinese role in cyber espionage and hacking. joining us with the latest, founder of red tiger security working to protect america's critical infrastructure systems. thank you so much for joining us here. let's take a look at how seriously should take the threat from these anonymous hackers. >> you should never underestimate your foe. you should not attack a wasp nest unless you have a can of wasp spray ready, right? we don't think a lot is going to happen, but you never know. they could bring in some friends with heavy artillery. lori: it seems the threats are coming from every which way. this one coming from the middle east, the pentagon just the other day issuing the strongest accusation so far against china blaming the cyber intrusions directly on the chinese government and the military trying to get american business data. will these warnings, the finger-pointing from the pentagon actually get china to back off? how effective is the strategy? >> we have to confront them. th
look and rethink all options. doesn't mean you do or you will. he was speaking at a pentagon news conference. the british defense secretary, who said any action would be based on very high quality intelligenced a miss nibble a court of law. so, they're rethinking this idea of arming the syrian rebels. it sounds like a trial balloon to me. sounds like they're about to test out reaction. we'll flick jennifer griffin from the pentagon. we'll play the sound for you from secretary haigle and let you decide and then we'll get some analysis. the obama administration rethinking whether to arm the syrian rebels. and there's one other thing. the houston airport shooting? we now have from authorities that a man walked in, fired two shots in the air with an ar-15, and the while in the security line shot himself in the head. imagine what that was like? there are terrible reports out here that -- i'm not sure about them but there are multiple reports he was dressed up like an el -- elf. why a man walks into the airport, fires shots into the air, and then blows his open head off, imagine you're
suburbs of washington broke the day before the pentagon is scheduled to release new figures showing a continuing rise in sexual assaults in the military. a 6% increase from 3,192 to 3,374 reports of sexual assault in fiscal year 2012 compared to the previous year. estimates of the actual numbers of what is a notoriously underreported crime go much higher. according to pentagon figures, an estimated 26,000 servicewomen experience unwanted sexual contact, up from 19,300 two years ago, a number the pentagon says is unacceptable. krusinski has been removed from his job, but that will not change the reality that the pentagon's own figures show sexual assaults are on the rise in the military. th pelley: david, thank you. overseas, syria's dictator has ade no effort to retaliate against israel from those surprise air strikes. over the weekend, israeli jets bombed a military complex near damascus. ot was unrelated to syria's civil war. the israelis claim that iranian missiles were stored in the complex and were going to be shipped to hezbollah, a lebanese terror group that is israel's sworn
. >>> plus the pentagon directly blames the chinese military for cyber attacks against our military and government. >>> a hole in one as the president works the greens with the senators. >>> and the term boston strong took on new meaning following the marathon bombings. so is this toronto fan a bad sport? "early today" starts now. >> announcer: this is "early today" for tuesday, may 7th. >>> very good morning to you. i'm richard lui. we start with good news today. three ohio women found alive after missing for more than a decade. amanda berry and the two others appear to be in good health, but their journey back to civilization is just beginning. nbc's dan schenaman has more. >> reporter: the three women went missing at different times about ten years ago. monday they were found alive inside of a home not far from where they were last season. police say a neighbor heard screams coming from the house and found one of the women who used his phone to call police. >> i need police. help me, i'm amanda berry. >> do you need police, fire or ambulance? >> i need police. >> okay. and what's
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the suspect guilty. the pentagon releasing a very important report on sexual assaults in the u.s. military and it's stunning. it seems the vast majority of cases go unreported. and it all comes just one day after we learned the officer in charge of the air force's sexual assault prevention program is under arrest for sexual assault. plus, tomorrow is set to be a big day into the investigation of terror attack consulate in again gaze, -- benghazi. preview what's coming up on capitol hill and reaction from the woman set to become next ambassador to libya. that's still ahead as fox reports live tonight. as your life changes, fidelity is there r your personal economy, helping you readjust along the way, refocus as careers change and kids head off to college, and revisit your investments as retirement gets closer. wherever you are today, fidelity's guidance can help you fine-tune your personal economy. start today with a free one-on-one review of your retirement plan. your chance to rise and shine. with centurylink as your trusted technology partner, you can do just that. with our visionary clo
numbers from the pentagon on sexual assault in our military. these new stats come just one day after we learned the air force officer in charge of preventing sexual assault has been charged with committing one. the military's been saying they are going to fix this problem, but it looks worse than ever tonight. our pentagon correspondent jim miklaszewski has our report. >> two, three, four. >> reporter: the numbers are staggering. a pentagon survey estimates unreported sexual assaults in the military last year skyrocketed from 19,000 to 26,000. the number of reported assaults rose 6% to 3,374. out of that, only 238 assailants were convicted. defense secretary chuck hagel issued a call to eliminate sexual assaults. >> sexual assault is a despicable crime and one of the most serious challenges facing this department. >> reporter: echoed by the commander in chief. >> we find out somebody's engaging in this stuff, they've got to be held accountable, prosecuted, stripped of their positions. >> reporter: the report comes a day after the embarrassing revelation that lieutenant colonel jeff krus
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accused of it. as a new pentagon report shows an alarging rise in the number of anonymous claims. >> well they're failing in this regard, sir. this is is a regard in which there's clearly insufficient training. insufficient understanding. if the man in charge for the air force in preventing sexual assault is being alleged to have committed a sexual assault -- this weekend, obviously there's a failing in training and understanding of what sexual assault is and how corrosive and damaging it is to good order and discipline. >> senator kirsten gillenbrand joins us on her proposals to clean up the mess. >>> what really happened in benghazi on the eve of republican hearings into an alleged cover-up. former state department officials line up to testify. we'll have our own reality check on the claims. >>> judgment day for mark sanford, before fate facing the voters, he talked about his past, facing off on "morning joe." >> well, i don't mind the focus on my past behavior. it's absolutely been the topic of much conversation down here. it's been the topic of about a million dollars worth of attack
a new show of force in the nuclear standoff with iran. the pentagon now has a bomb that it reports can destroy targets deeper underground handever. plus, closing arguments in the trial of the woman accused of stabbing to death and shooting and strangling her own husband. and wait until you hear what jody arias' own attorney just said about his client. >> shepard: fox news has now confirmed the pentagon has upgraded its 30,000-pound bunker buster bomb so it can destroy iran's most heavily fortified nuclear sites, or that's what they're telling us, facilities which are reportly deep under ground with hardened con crease. one plant said to be locate judgeneath a mountain. so the military rebuilt the bombs with new guidance system and new fuses that allow them to burrow deeper before the explode. the bunker busters are now the largest nonnuclear weapon in the united states arsenal. massive ordnance penetrator just got a little more massive. >> that's right. boeing makes this massive ordnance penetrator and realized they had a problem a year ago. that's when then defense sect leon panetta w
not just the pentagon needs to protect itself, it is you at home, as well. >>> another record setting day for the stock market. >> let's bring in scott budman. skeptics saying this is a false market. what is happening here? >> we are at the point now where people feel left out if they are not buying stocks. at least in the short term it can be lucrative if you have been patiently holding on to your stock. record setting closes for the dow and s&p 500 today. strong earning numbers and housing numbers hoping to send the index to the first close above 15,000. tonight ea announcing better than expected earnings along with plans to cut licensing agreements with gun makers. this is something ea has been criticized for in the past. >>> the pentagon warning of a cyber attack from china. it has government officials scanning computers in washington and silicon valley security companies urging you to protect personal data. >> reporter: it is the latest charge of cyber hacking on a global scale. the pentagon claiming the chinese government is using the internet to attack our government and our infras
-profile whistle-blower who works at the pentagon and he tells fox news that there is good reason for them to be afraid. national security correspondent jennifer griffin is live for us at the pentagon this morning. hi, jenner if. tell it us what this whistle-blower had to say about this possible retaliation. >> reporter: i spoke to a marine that served in the iraq and later worked in the pentagon. he noticed a problem in the 2006-2007 time frame, a request for heavily armored mine-resistant weeks, mraps slowed down by the pentagon and to the marine corps. there was two-year request for vehicle known as mrap he and others believed would save troops lives. he spoke to then senator biden's office. he agreed to speak to "usa today." he testified openly on capitol hill. i asked him why he decided to come forward to take on the entire marine corps and pentagon? >> well, because the issue was solving the issue at hand was more important than, then allowing it to remain silent. chain of command didn't work at some point. i was shut down in terms of what i was, needed to share with the office of th
tell. >> shepard: it's glorious audio. it's on-line somewhere. google it or something. >>> the pentagon is now said to have a new bomb, so powerful, it can reportedly entrait even the most fortified underground bunkers. want to guess where iran hides its secret nuclear facilities? plus a u.s. military plane has crashed in support of an operation near afghanistan. a look at what brought down that plane coming up [ male announcer ] there's something new behind the silver of philadelphia. the rich, luscious taste of fresh milk and real cream... now kicked up with zesty california jalapenos. [ crunch ] new spicy jalapeno. when it comes to taste, philadelphia sets the standard. .. >> shepard: breaking news now as fox reports tonight, israeli aircraft have entered syria and have apparently dropped bombs. this happening. jennifer griffin with the late details from the pentagon. jennifer? >> that's just confirmed with the u.s. official that the pentagon does believe that israeli war planes did cross into syrian air space overnight and dropped several munitions bombs, if you will, on a warehouse
the specifics from the pentagon tonight. >> a year ago, the world's largest bunker buster bomb had a problem. it couldn't, as advertised, dig deep enough into the ground to destroy, for instance, iran's buried nuclear facilities. the 30,000-pound bomb, known as a massive ordinance pen traitor, or mop, needed to be rebuilt. it needed new guidance systems and new fuses to allow the weapon to burrow deeper before exploding. u.s. defense sources confirm the pentagon has now fixed the problem. >> the bigger the bomb, the bigger the explosion. that's the operative principle here. >> the israelis have been shown a video of the bomb being tested. it's the largest nonnuclear weapon in the pentagon's arsenal. those who saw the video say it was impresssive. demonstrating to the israelis that the u.s. now has the ability to deal with iran's underground facility. on its first trip to israel as defense secretary last month, chuck hagel finalized a large conventional weapons deal that included state-of-the-art v-22 osprey aircraft and midair refueling tankers, but more importantly, did not include the mop.
. >> the lieutenant colonel jeff krusinski -- >> >> reporter: he was removed from his pentagon post early sunday morning after arrest for allegedly approaching a woman in a parking lot and fondling her. it's a huge embarrassment for the pentagon which has been racked by the scandal of sexual assault. the pentagon is expected to announce an increase in reported sexual assaults in 2012. but as always, officials say it's not entirely clear if that's due to an increase in incidents or more victims becoming more comfortable in reporting what is often a crime kept silence. in 2011, there were a total of 3,192 reports of sexual assault involving service members. the issue is getting plenty of attention from congress. >> sexual assault and rape is not about the weakness of the victim, it's about power and control and the assertion of that. and that obviously in a military context becomes an even greater problem. >> reporter: the pentagon has increased its efforts to hold perpetrators accountable. it's a establishing a special victims unit with specially trained investigators and prosecutors. it's trying
the detainees. >> i don't want these individuals to die. obviously, the pentagon is trying to manage the situation as best as they can. but i think all of us should reflect on why exactly are we doing this? >> reporter: the military says dozens of prisoners clashed with guards two weeks ago and were hiding makeshift weapons. >> we hit the point where, you know, i felt we were accepting too much risk, and it was time to take action. >> by the authority vested in me as president -- >> reporter: the president tried to close guantanamo two days after he took office. what happened? congress fought him at every turn, blocking a plan to build a supermax prison in illinois, or try prisoners like alleged 9/11 mastermind khalid shaikh mohammed in lower manhattan, or send them home. 86 prisoners, low-level detainees, mostly from yemen, were cleared to be sent back three years ago, but either yemen won't take them or can't satisfy u.s. security demands for their transfer. guantanamo costs taxpayers $800 million a year with no solution for the prisoners or for the president. brian? >> andrea mitc
analysts have levelled unprecedented accusations against the chinese leadership. analysts at the pentagon blame the chinese of computer-based attacks against the u.s. officials at the defense department levels the charges for the first time in their report on china. they wrote there is a strong likelihood that chinese agents were involvemented in attacks on government computer systems. they wrote that some chinese ballistic missiles are designed to carry aircraft carriers. they suggest that the people's lip ration army finished developing the missiles and they say the chinese deployed those weapons despite limited capability. they say they have appear to have changed tactics. they have upgraded their warships while trying to keep u.s. forces out of their waters. >>> the report also raises concerns about china's attempts to redraw territorial boundaries around a group of disputed islands. it says chinese officials drew a line around the senkaku islands illegally. china and taiwan claim the islands. the pentagon report says such claims are inconsistent with international law. >> the unilate
time we've heard of the threat from china. >> the pentagon saying that countries are trying to atrack us by the internet to disrupt the military and our banking structure, water, power. the current focus is on china despite the chinese government denying charges against it. we we visited mack fee today. they point out that where such an attack comes from is not nearly as important as making sure we, both on the national and local level, are prepared. >> well when you look at things like water an power and sewer, the attacks are coming from all over the world. the fact is as a country, the united states has enemies and that's true of every country. you're not going to protect yourself against one enemy. you're going to protect yourself against attacks no matter where they come from. >> the pentagon can trace recent cyber attack attempts back to the chinese government. the chinese government denying the attacks. as for vids like us we can protect ourself from protects big and smile. change your passwords fairly frequently. don't use the same passwords for different attacks. they're gett
killed so far in that bloody conflict. >>> choice words from the pentagon as the military releases sexual assault on the military. >> sexual assault an outrage. it is a crime. that is true for society, at large, and if it's happening inside our military, then whoever carries it out is betraying the uniform that they're wearing. >> the numbers came just one day after an air force officer in charge of preventing sexual assault was charged with sexual battery. the pentagon estimates unreported sexual assaults last year skyrocketed from 19 to 26 tough. . the number of reported assaults rose 6%, more than 3300, all resulting in more than 232 convictions. >>> now, here's your first look at this morning's dish of scrambled politics. >>> the tables were turned on bill clinton tuesday when talk of a woman president was not about hillary. he got into a humorous exchange. >> her leadership is unmatched, her work for the poor family, so i have to ask it, mr. gates, when is melinda jumping into politics? >> i don't think melinda is going to run for president she hasn't mentioned it to me. >> she hasn'
. >>> leaders in beijing have condemned the report on the state of the agents. commanders at the pentagon levelled the accusations for the first time on monday when they presented their annual report to congress. they say hackers have targeted the computer systems of the u.s. government and those of american firms. they say there's a strong likelihood that chinese agents were involved. the state run news agency responded to the report and says the paper plays up to the threats and the military supposed lack of transparency. he says u.s. leaders have invested heavily in state-of-the-art weapons and building up their own cyber-attack troops. he says the pentagon report confuses right and wrong. >>> 31 suspects have been arrested if france, belgium. koo on february 18th the group of masked men dressed if police uniforms drove up to a plane in brussels where cargo is being loaded. the men threatened airport workers with machine guns before making off with 120 cases containing diamonds and other goods. ten of the suspects caught in belgium have ties with criminal gangs. time now to get a check
. and separately the pentagon says china is behind attacks on military computers and the pentagon pointing the finger. and stocks are going up again. and yes, "varney & company" is about to begin. the wright brothers became the first in flight. [ goodall ] i think the most amazing thing is how like us these chimpanzees are. [ laughing ] [ woman ] can you hear me? and you hear your voice? oh, it's exciting! [ man ] touchdown nfirmed. we're safe on mars. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ hi. [ baby fussing ] ♪ >> this is job creation week for president obama. he is talking jobs and he's headed to texas to do it. now, the economy is texas is booming. lower taxes, less regulation, and they're drilling for oil and gas. that's got strong growth going in the lonestar state and lower unemployment. doesn't that sound like the approach, more spending, more regulation and green energy? here is jay carney explaining the reason for the president's trip. >> out in the country there are positive things happening and that only reinforces the need o to-- the need for washington to do some very simple things
will get in trouble. next on the five why would the pentagon invite a man speaks out religious tolerance greg has got that short story ahead. head & shoulders and old spice are now together in one bottle. so we're always 100% flake free... ...while smelling 100% handsome. [ josh ] and with a double dose of confidence like that... mmmmmm. [ c.j.] ...good happens. [ sniffs ] ahhh! [ male announcer ] head & shoulders with old spice. ♪ ♪ >> greg: let's start by quoting creepy man quote today we face incredibly well-funded gangs of fundamentalists christian monsters who terrorize their fellow americans by forcing their weapon niced and twisted version of vision yant upon their subordinates in our nation's armed forces. now is that from a radical imam or islamic militant? no those words came from mikey weinstein invite to the pentagon to consult on religious tolerance. this nut who calls conservative christians monstrosities runs the military religious freedom foundation which embraces anti-christianity as one of the few prejudices left. maybe he has been tapped by the pentagon to stop all
the pentagon invite a man speaks out religious tolerance greg has got that short story ahead. ♪ ♪ >> greg: let's start by quoting creepy man quote today we face incredibly well-funded gangs of fundamentalists christian monsters who terrorize their fellow americans by forcing their weapon niced and twisted version of vision yant upon their subordinates in our nation's armed forces. now is that from a radical imam or islamic militant? no those words came from mikey weinstein invite to the pentagon to consult on religious tolerance. this nut who calls conservative christians monstrosities runs the military religious freedom foundation which embraces anti-christianity as one of the few prejudices left. maybe he has been tapped by the pentagon to stop all those christian bombings. the story was ignored except as breitbart.com points out a tongue kiss by sally quinn at "the washington post" where the people quoted in the article actually equated preaching with rape. look, when president obama brought up self-radicalization. i thought he meant it was bad. with benghazi, fort hood, the 100 granted ben
, the pentagon is trying to manage the situation as best as they can. but i think all of us should reflect on why exactly are we doing this? >> the pentagon has taken controversial steps to keep prisoners alive. bringing in extra medical staff to force-feed 20 of the detainees, over the medical objections of the medical association. president obama wanted to close the prison as one of his first acts of president. but it remains open after several wranglings with congress. the cost of the prison, $177 million a year, the most expensive of any in the u.s. that's at a cost of more than $1 million per prisoner. come live at the hilton. a massive $150 million upgrade is under consideration by the pentagon. it includes a $12 million for the dining hall. $11 million unit for the detainees. $10 million for the legal complex for the detainees. and another $11 million upgrade to the communications facility. >>> federal investigators are expanding their search for several persons of interest in the boston marathon bombing. the fbi is looking for individuals who may have had contact with tsaranev's brother,
a woman in arlington, virginia, in a parking lot early sunday. all of this come as a new pentagon report shows sexual assault in the military are on the rise. actual reports of sexual assault were up 6% last year. the pentagon also says the number of sexual assaults that went unreported skyrocketed from 19,000 to 26,000. joining me now, jackie speier is taking a leading role on speaking out about both women and men in the armed forces who have been raped and sexually assaulted. first your reaction to this arrest. >> i was sick to my stomach when i heard about it. what does this say about the air force that their best and brightest, the person they put in the pentagon as a lieutenant colonel to run the sexual assault prevention and training office is someone who doesn't get it. someone who in the end will sexually assault someone in the civilian world and get charged with a sexual assault. i wonder what would have happened had it happened within the military? >> the pentagon released a statement saying, secretary hagel has expressed as you did, outrage and disgust over these troubling all
more. we have a quick story out of washington. for the very first time the pentagon is directly accusing the chinese government of launching cyber attacks on american targets, including military and defense. jennifer griffin is live at the pentagon with more on this. what is new about the pentagon saying this? why are they suddenly coming out now and making the statements? >> reporter: well, this is an annual report. what is real he i remarkable is how direct the pentagon was about these attacks, these cyber attacks, and who they say is to blame. and they clearly blame the chinese military. >> the chinese military continues to explore the role of military operations in cyberspace as a future modern warfare. in 2012 numerous computer systems around the world, including those owned by the united states government continued to be targeted for intrusions some of which appear to be attributable directly to prc, government and military organizations. >> reporter: the report follows alarming revelations from senior officials at a private cyber security firm who say the chinese have bee
yesterday, it's just getting worse and worse and worse. the latest numbers. the pentagon sends out a surfvay to 108,000 people. what they got back from this survey showed 26,000 cases last year of sexual assault -- we are talking sexual assault am this is more sirius that section annual harassment. sexual assault, to me at least, means physical assault, touching. not just word play. 26,000 cases of sexual assault in the military last year. >> that's up from 19,000s in the year 2010. again, despite all of the pressure, despite all of the news, despite all of the hearings, despite all of the efforts the military say that they are making and leaders of the military and told us we are making progress. this is sirius. we are on top of that. bs. the numbers disprove that and made all the worse a couple of days when colonel jeffrey kazinski, the air force officer in charge of clamping down on sexual assault, he was arrested in an arlington, virginia parking lot, grabbing the buttocks and breasts of another female officer. so the guy in charge of it is guil
, congress has also granted the pentagon the powers to waive such restriction, a power the pentagon has not yet used in a single case. so as the president called everyone on the carpet for their complacency today, he also raised the question whether his administration will try to do more within its power to get at least some of these detainees out of guantanamo. >> i'm going to go back at this. i've asked my team to review everything that's currently being done in guantanamo, everything that we can do aministratively and i'm going to reengage with congress to try to make the case that this is not something that's in the best interests of the american people. >> the president may not have some ridiculous super natural power to impose his will on congress, but when it comes to the moral and legal crisis in guantanamo, he is far from powerless. joining me tonight from washington, former national security council spokesman for the obama administration. i want to begin with you. what was your reaction to hearing this from the president today? surprise? frustration? hope? >> chris, it was enc
underground and the pentagon is beefing up the bunker busting bombings. here's more. >> a year ago, the largest bunker buster bomb it couldn't dig deep enough in the ground to destroy the buried nuclear facilities. the 30,000 bomb needed to be rebuilt. it needed new guidance systems and fuses to allow the weapon to bureau deeper before exploding. the pentagon has now fixed the problem. >> bigger want bomb and big are the explosion. >> the ramerals have been showed a video of the bomb tested it is the largest nonnuclear weapon in the pentagon's arsnil it impressive . demstating to the israeli that the u.s. has aint to deal with iran a underground facility. on the first trip to israel. chuck hagel finalized a large convedges weapon's deal including state of the art b22 ospray aircraft and did not include the mop. he discussed iran with the israeli counter part. >> our position is that iran will not be allowed to develop a nuclear weapon. the prevention of iran from developing a nuclear period. >> western intelligence believes that iran has multiple nuclear facilities and deep undergr
became the source for a series of front page stories in "u.s.a. today" calling out the pentagon for failing to send mine resistant vehicles to the field when troops were dying from roadside bombs. guile then testified before the house committee on government reform in oversight. the same committee hearing the benghazi testimony wednesday. >> solving the issue at hand was more important than allowing it to remain silent. chain of command didn't work at some point. i realized that the only way to do this was to go around the chain of command. >> the retaliation from the pentagon, guile said, began almost immediately. >> after i started to make my congressional and media disclosures. a series of reprisals followed. then finally, this led to my suspension for over one year but it was the road to my firing and the stripping of all my clearances without my clearances i can't do my job. it hurts my reputation forever and that's just the way it is. >> the marine corps would not respond to guile's allegations of retaliation. guile urged government whistle blowers to seek the help of the
with us. i want to begin, if i may, we have just received an attempt by the pentagon, saying that that troops could not have been on the ground in time to stop the second attack was mitigated and we will be taking that up in some detail on this broadcast. but i would like to get your reaction to the pentagon response, which was authored by the assistant secretary of defense for legislative affairs. >> that's right. we couldn't get there in time for the second attack, it seems that they knew how many attacks are going to be that night. and we can't get there in time. so why go at all? well, that's not why we do it. we have the facilities are under attack, we don't know what's happening next, we don't know how many people are there. ambassador is missing and not recovered. the assets that you are going to need are unknown. you send what you have to get there as fast as you can. that's not occurred. lou: congressman, we are learning the number two envoy in libya asserts that military assets have tried to respond to benghazi and were told to stand down. now what is your thought o
the world give themselves and their families -- and they expect more it is bigger than just the pentagon. we are particularly disappointed because this alleged incident occurred here. the heart and the main leadership of our institution, the men and women around the world give themselves and their families -- and they expect more and deserve more. we all have to take some responsibility and i have said clearly in my statement that we will all be hold accountable -- and held accountable. i will take one more. >> he said people should feel comfortable coming forward. senator gillibarand and others said as long as commanders have control over the sexual assault cases, whether it is the convening authority or moving court cases, they won't feel comfortable. are you ready to endorse some of those proposals coming out of progress to put -- congress? to put some of that power into that and the prosecutors? >> i took the initiative suggesting that we make some ucmj. it deals directly with that issuea. i believe with others on capitol hill that the ultimate authority has to remain within the command
. >> are you going to continue force feeding these individuals? >> i do not want them to die. the pentagon is trying to manage the situation as best they can, but i think all of us should reflect on why exactly are we doing this? why are we doing this? >> in a statement, a group representing guantanamo bay prisoners welcome to obama's closure pledged but urged him to take immediate action the center for constitutional rights said obama should immediately released 86 people already cleared for transfer and lift his self-imposed moratorium on returning yemeni nationals to their home country. we will speak with the center for constitutional rights after headlines. the obama administration is reportedly close to providing syrian rebels with lethal weaponry in their fight against president bashar al-assad. the washington post reports obama will make a final decision in the coming weeks on what one official described as "assistance that has a direct military purpose." syrian rebels have already asked western backers for antitank weapons and surface-to-air missiles. president obama suggested that
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